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Dish: OC.167-1946

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Object information

Fritware painted in blue and black under a clear glaze

Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black under a clear, slightly crazed glaze
Shape: concical bowl, finely potted, sitting on a small, narrow foot ring
Interior: all decoration is painted in black beginning with a concentric band on the rim. A leopard with fine features dominates the interior; the animal’s coat is decorated with large dots and groups of three small dots arranged in a triangle. Around the leopard, leafy foliage, with three central dots on most leaves, is painted against a blue background. The glaze is pooled slightly in the centre.
Exterior: a frieze of black water weeds, separated by pairs of vertical blue lines, radiates from the lower body. Glaze runs over the external surface, it is pitted in places on the upper body and is uneven on the lower body, ending at the foot ring.

Bought from Garabed, June 1926

Named entities

Legal notes

Oscar Raphael bequest, 1941, received, 1946

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Bequeathed
  • Dates: 1946

Dating

Maker(s)

Note

Rare decorative theme in underglaze painted ware

Measurements and weight

  • Height: 6.7 cm
  • Weight: 558 g
  • Width: 29 cm

Subjects depicted

Components of the work

  • Interior composed of pigment ( blue, black) glaze ( clear, slightly crazed, pooled in base)
  • Exterior Body composed of pigment ( blue, black)
  • Exterior composed of glaze ( clear and slightly crazed, runs over the external surface, it is pitted in places on the upper body and is uneven on the lower body, ending at the foot ring)
  • Base measuring: Diameter by cm by 10.2
  • Rim measuring: Diameter by cm by 29

Materials used in production

Techniques used in production

  • Throwing : Fritware, wheel thrown, painted in blue and black with a clear, slightly crazed glaze

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label with serrated edges top and bottom

  • Text: International Exhibition of Persian Art London 1931 (printed), R 13 (hand written in ink), 206 F (hand written in pencil)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Printed and hand written in black or pencil
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: square paper label

  • Text: City of Manchester Art Gallery (printed below coat of arms), 5441/B.M. 206F (hand written in black ink), 0370 (hand written in black ink but crossed through)
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written and printed
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: white circular label (additional and similar label also on the underside of the foot ring has no inscription)

  • Text: 13
  • Location: Exterior base (underside of foot ring)
  • Method of creation: Hand written in black
  • Type: Label

Associated department: Applied Arts

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

  • Accession number: OC.167-1946
  • Primary reference Number: 72425
  • Collection number: 13
  • Stable URI

Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021
  • Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

Associated institutions

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